Roundwood Notes 19th June 2017

The next concert in our 2017 series is on Sunday 25th June when the Delmaine String Quartet together with Michael James Ford, Gary Jermyn and Susannah De Wrixon will present   ‘The Waterloo Concert’ with music, song, poetry and prose reflecting the great battle. It will incorporate works by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Schubert alongside pieces composed by the Duke’s own father, Garret Wellesley, who was the first professor of music at Trinity College.  As this concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen’s work for street children in the slums of Nairobi, there is the option of a supper in the Church Room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 pm sharp and the concert will start at 8 pm. Tickets for the supper and concert are €40 while those for the concert on its own are €18 and €15 for concessions. To book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email

There was no jackpot winner in last week draw. The numbers drawn were  3,4.27 & 29.  There were five match three winners, Evan Cullen, Gerry Kavo, Nathan Osunbar, Jim McCabe & Sandra Carroll,  Next week’s jackpot will be €10,900.
The next car boot sale in Roundwood parish hall is July 9th. Set up 10am starts at 12.00. Booking is essential, for queries or bookings call Ben on 0879627527

Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training.  Don’t forget to register your child/children – GAA Cul Camps – the An Tochar Cul Camp will run from July 10th – 14th.  The camps fill up quickly so get your place/places booked.  Further information/booking available on

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 23rd June in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30. To book yourself in please ring Betty Cullen on 2818703. All deposits for our trip to Kilkenny in September should be paid on this day.

Progressive 45 Card Game in Roundwood Parish Hall 18th June at 7.30pm in aid of St Vincent de Paul. Excellent Cash Prizes with Refreshments and Raffle at the interval.

There will be a one day trip to Kilbeggan distillery and St. Mel’s Cathedral & shopping in Athlone on the 29th July which includes, scones, tea and dinner.  The bus will pick up in Roundwood at Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Total cost €70 per person.  All monies must be in before 1st July.  To book please contact Susan on 087 6273032.  another day trip to Johnston Castle and Wexford town will take place on the 26th August which includes scones, tea and dinner.  Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Cost is €70 per person.  All monies to be in before 1st August.  For further information please contact Susan on 087 6273032.

Now with the longer evenings the Wednesday evenings walks can take to the countryside! The walks will leave from the Coach House car park on Wednesdays at 7pm to take in some of the great walks around the Vartry Reservoirs. Do come along & bring a friend.

Roundwood and district Text Alert Scheme – subscription renewal and first time registration.  Subscription renewals (€10) are due for the Roundwood Text Alert Scheme.  Lorraine at the Post Office has kindly agreed to accept renewal subscriptions for the scheme. Please place your €10 in a sealed envelope and write your name and mobile number on the outside of the envelope.  Leave envelope with Lorraine at Post Office.  If it’s your first time to register for the text alert, you will need to fill out a registration form (these are also available at the Post Office) and pay €10 subscription

Men’s Shed: If you have a leg in need of repair – sorry – if you have a chair or stool or table with a leg or legs in need of repair we will be glad to try and carry out some repair work for you. One of the shedders has purchased a sewing machine and will be glad to carry out repairs to torn or holed jeans for any needy teenagers. We would like to express our gratitude to the RDCC for all the help, support and guidance which we receive in the shed. If you are familiar with the new technology you will ba able to see some photographs of the shed and the vegetable garden on or the Facebook page. One of our shedders took his wife to Bloom recently to enjoy all the gardens and flowers. On the way home he asked what her favourite flower was. Odlums, she replied. Sure you never stop eating my scones and brown bread. Call 086 8650588 for any information about the shed. .

Moneystown Barn Dance and BBQ in aid of Moneystown Community Centre will take place on Saturday 29th July in the community centre starting at 8.30 pm.  Music by the Three Bobs 10 to 12 and The Roamin Cadillacs, 12 to 2 and Disco afterwards.  Food served until 11.30pm.  Fully licensed.   Admission €20.  For further information contact 086 1504221.  Looking forward to seeing you all at what promises to be a great night.

Roundwood Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday – will take place on Sunday 23rd July.  Please note the 11.30 amMass will be Celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery.  This Mass will be offered for all interred in the Cemetery and will include a Blessing of the Graves

Parishioners Contributions 2016 Acknowledgement letters/receipts are available in the Parish Office if you require one.  Please contact Maureen if you wish to collect yours or to have it sent by email.

Any adults interesting in reliving their youth when we all learned to Ceili dance? There are Ceili dancing lessons in the Parish Hall in Roundwood on Wednesday nights starting at 8pm for an hour.  It’s learning to ceili dance in a fun and friendly manner (solo and group dances).  Just come along on the night

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

Roundwood Set Dancing continues every Thursday night from 9pm til 11pm in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood.  Music this month with Michael & Brian. Admission remains at €5.  Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out.

Roundwood Home Producers Market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm in The Parish Centre. Come for all your fresh bread, home baking, jams etc.  There will also be pictures, home crafts, plants and more. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome

Why not take 2 hours out of your week just for you and join us on a Monday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood.  Here you will be part of a group who know that looking after their well being is so important.  You will learn how to meditate and be still. To connect to your Angels and be supported by the wonderful people who have attended this group in Roundwood for 13 years.  So if you would like more information you can contact me Mary Stacey on 0879819420 or just come along on the night

Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 11th 2017 for  a week.  Cost €669.00 per person sharing.  Single Room extra. €200.00 deposit secures place balance to be paid twelve weeks prior to departure.  Price includes flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board accommodation in House beside the Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local Guides throughout the week all English speaking, headed up by Senior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin.  Philip is a very experienced guide having spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067

Home Instead Senior Care –  Are actively looking for carers in the Roundwood and surrounding areas to care for people in their own homes.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not essential. If you are seeking employment, have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122


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